Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars

With strategic funding from the Chancellor’s Office, the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Community Engagement is pleased to announce the availability of five $10,000 awards for Community-Engaged Scholars. This program will annually support a cohort of UCLA ladder faculty who will advance community-engaged research and integrate this work within undergraduate education.

Community-engaged research, in this context, encompasses research and creative work across all fields that address an agenda of social justice and create reciprocal value with community partners. At its best, community-engaged research both achieves high levels of scholarly recognition within a field and advances efforts to redress social inequalities.

The Program:  Community-Engaged Scholars will participate in the following activities during 2021–2022:

  • A one-day workshop on best practices for teaching undergraduate community-engaged research (to be scheduled in September 2021)
  • A once-per-quarter meeting of the Community-Engaged Scholars cohort to advance their work on undergraduate community-engaged research course design, culminating in presentation of a new syllabus by Spring Quarter 2022.

The Scholars will then work with their department chair to schedule this new undergraduate course during AY 2022-23 or 2023-24.

Due Date Information

Monday, April 5, 2021

Due Date Information

To apply:  Submit the following items to [email protected] by April 5, 2021:

  1. Proposal (2-3 pages)
    • Identify your community-engaged research agenda.
    • Describe the community partners with whom you currently work, and identify community partners with whom you anticipate working for this next stage of your research agenda.
    • Discuss your preliminary ideas for creating an undergraduate course that advances your community-engaged research. Describe your communication with your prospective community partners about this idea for an undergraduate community-engaged research course. (Within the frame of your research, such a course would create opportunities for undergraduates to work reciprocally with community partners to understand social inequalities and advance social justice.)
    • Please note when you propose to launch this course, either during AY 2022-23 or 2023-24.
  2. Your CV (please underscore community-engaged scholarly activity and achievement)
  3. Evidence of support from your department chair indicating that your proposed course could be incorporated into the department’s future course offerings.

Administering Unit

Center for Community Engagement (UCLA)

Award Amount


Award Information

Each Community-Engaged Scholar will receive an award of $10,000 to be transferred to the awardee’s research fund. Center for Community Engagement staff will also work with each awardee to secure funding to support TAs and other course implementation costs.

Type of Funding

Curriculum / Course Development

Who's Eligible

Members of the Academic Senate

Other eligibility restrictions

Eligibility: All UCLA ladder faculty.

Frequency of funding


Further Information

For further information about the Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars or other support opportunities for your community-engaged research and teaching, please contact Dr. Shalom Staub, Director of the Center for Community Engagement ([email protected]).

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This item was last updated
January 29, 2021 - 12:14pm